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Weekly Market Review and Swing Trade Opportunities October 23st, 2023

Brian PezimBrian PezimOctober 21, 2023
Weekly Market Review and Swing Trade Opportunities October 23st, 2023

Hi all,


The markets suffered a pretty big drop throughout the last half of the week. Fed Powell’s speech was not well received particularly when he suggested the economy was still not restricted enough. Strangely, the chance of a rate hike in both November and December dropped after his comments so fear of an immediate rate hike is subdued.


Oil prices continued to be strong. Gold and silver had a good week.


PCE price index is the favored Fed inflation indicator. That data comes out Friday plus lots of earnings reports this week as well. There will surely be continued volatility this week but we are getting to areas of significant support on all the indexes. 

 Recap Video: 


Watch the recap on YouTube

Sectors in Play Last Week:

  • Consumer Defensives and Energy were the only green sectors this week.
  • Real Estate Consumer Discretionary was the biggest loser of the week.

 Key Levels for this Week:

  • DOW (33,127) – support 33,000 and resistance 34,300
  • QQQ (355) – support 350 and resistance 370
  • SPY (421) – support 420 and resistance 438
  • IWM (166) – support 162 and resistance 175

 What to Watch for this Week:

  • Monday – nothing
  • Tuesday – 9:00 Home price index and 9:45 S&P flash PMI manufacturing and services data
  • Wednesday – 10:00 New home sales
  • Thursday - 8:30 Jobless claims, Durable Goods data and GDP
  • Friday – 8:30 PCE price index and 10:00 Consumer sentiment

 Earnings this week:

  • Monday – CLF post
  • Tues – KO, VZ, SPOT, GE, MMM pre and MSFT, GOOG, SNAP, TXN, V post
  • Wed – TMUS, BA pre and META, IBM, NOW post
  • Thurs – RCL, UPS, MRK, VAL, LUV pre, and AMZN, INTC, F, CMG, ENPH post
  • Friday – XOM, CVX, ABBV pre


- AAPL – $182.5 still resistance. May be heading down to $170 where there is likely support.

- AMD - $110 resistance and $100 still support. 

- GDX –As mentioned in last week’s letter, it got to $30 resistance and pulled back. I sold some of my position at that target.

- JPM – Now at major support of $142. Watch for a possible bounce next week. If it does not hold, it will be a short.

- META – $330 is resistance now and $300 is support. Sold $305 puts again last week for another winner. No trade this week because it reports earnings on Wed after the close.

- NVDA – Significant level of support at $400. 

- SLV – breaking out with gold. Sold some on Friday on a spike up to resistance. I may sell some more on Monday.

- TSLA – Hit hard after earnings. Weekly support is around $200.


Sector Watch

  • XLY – major support at $157.5 – lost that level last week. Could be a short on a bounce back.



HGU.TO – Toronto Stock Exchange long gold miners – similar to GDX. Sold some on spike up last week. 

META – sold some $305 puts again– expired worthless and kept premium.

LULU – sold $430 calls on SPY addition news. Expired worthless and kept premium.

PAAS – Silver play. Sold some on spike up last week


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Brian PezimBrian Pezim

Brian (Randy) Pezim is a Canadian trader and investor, with a focus on swing trading equities as well as day trading.